The future of project management

I sometimes get questions about the future of project management. How will theory, processes and principles develop during this decade? It is of course impossible to predict the future, but I have a strong feeling that I actually know where things are heading. In my opinion there are two megatrends, reaching their peak during this…

10 success factors for brand building in 2012

Are you working in a communications project? Yesterday I listened to some experienced people from different industries at the ‘B2B Conversations’ seminar in Stockholm. Afterwards, I realized I had a list of: 10 success factors for brand building in 2012: 1.  Do what you are good at. 2.  Have a purpose. Then you will make…

The joys of reading a user survey – 80% happy

Every year we send out a user satisfaction survey to the people who are actively using Projectplace asking for your feedback about a number of things. It’s very exciting times for us to read your feedback; I think we are all feedback junkies; I know for certain that I am. So what do the results…

Learning from Failure

A high-performing project manager’s worst nightmare is usually the failure of his or her project. No one wants to be associated with a failed effort, especially with high visibility, high cost projects. I have seen my fair share of failed projects, and like animals fleeing a sinking ship, months before the project is actually declared…

New Collaborative Planning – Why Different in Different Time Horizons?

-This is the first part of a blog series about the background to the new collaborative planning tools that we will be rolling out over the next year. I hope to keep you continuously informed about what’s going on in the project   For a long time we have felt, believed and preached that communication,…

Avoiding the Gantt Chart God Complex

While most project managers I have worked with are generally humble people, there is a tendency to feel rather powerful in this role. In large enterprise projects, a single PM might be the steward of a multi-million dollar budget, and be responsible for allocating and tracking hundreds of resources around the world. While modifying a…

The Next Generation Projectplace Design

At UxD, our Design Team that is, we’re looking into taking Projectplace into the next generation regarding look and feel. This includes a brand new visual design and interaction changes to simplify the user experience. We want to make it easier for the user to focus – and in the product today we have a…